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From "Andrew Cornwall" <andrew.pack...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Question about distributing a smaller foot print of the JRE
Date Tue, 26 Aug 2008 00:19:55 GMT
You'll run into a few interdependencies. A number of modules have API that
requires Swing/AWT (such as beans - BeanInfo has a getIcon() method).
Sometimes the core depends on things in other modules (String.split()) needs
regex, and a number of modules like logging use split() - although you can
recode them so they don't.) In general, it's a little effort to make things
smaller, but definitely not impossible.

On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 8:10 PM, Xiao-Feng Li <xiaofeng.li@gmail.com> wrote:

> I think that should be easy to leave out some unused Classlib
> packages. That is one of the design target to manage the packages
> independently with OSGI.
> There should be also opportunity to reduce the distribution size of
> DRLVM. For example, not all the JIT optimizations or GC algorithms are
> needed all the time. But it requires to touch the source code, so it
> is not so straightforward as with Classlib.
> Thanks,
> xiaofeng
> On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 7:41 PM, Ian Leslie
> <ian.leslie@lesliesoftware.com> wrote:
> > I have been watching Harmony's progress for a little while now and am
> very
> > excited about using Harmony with my application.  I have done some
> testing
> > and am quite pleased with it.  However I cannot find information about
> how
> > to distribute a JRE that has a smaller foot print than the full version.
>  I
> > am hoping that there will be a way to download or create myself such a
> > package.  Am I correct - when Harmony is complete will I be able to
> create a
> > smaller foot print distribution for my application?
> >
> > My application is using eclipse RCP for the GUI and therefore has no need
> > for any of the Swing libraries.  There are other portions of the standard
> > classes that it does not need either and I have always wanted to ship
> > something smaller than the ~60M foot print of the JRE.  Can I expect to
> > accomplish that from the Harmony project?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Ian
> >
> >
> --
> http://xiao-feng.blogspot.com

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